Friday, September 2, 2011

Yoga blog: Check!

Hi all,
I'm counting down the weeks until beginning Bikram's Teacher Training (TT for short) and I have an ever-growing list of things to accomplish beforehand, not the least of which is getting a blog up and running. And I hereby proclaim the blog up and ran!

The purpose of this blog is to keep friends, family, teachers, and potential future students (grin) informed of my adventures in TT. In return for my efforts, I hope to receive lots of hip hip hoorays, cheers, and general well-wishes (via blog post responses, text, email, Facebook, prayer, thought, care packages, phone calls (i.e. voice mails), etc) throughout my TT experience. Though a few interested parties have requested this blog, I will admit that keeping it will serve not only as a communication tool, but also as a therapeutic vent for me. I imagine this blog will be one of my strongest connections to the outside world while on lock down inside Bikram's Los Angeles Torture Chamber. Your following will keep me smiling in the hot sweaty room with the crazy yoga guru.

I could probably cover a lot of background in this post: Why am I going to TT, what are my plans/goals for when I return from TT, why Bikram (and why is it so damn hot???), how have I prepared for TT, and lots of other details that are potentially only interesting to me, but for now I just want to conclude by acknowledging all of the support and encouragement you have given me these past 9 months - all of you, especially the Baylys, the Johnsons (all 4 of you!), the Carbaughs, the SCU kids, the parents and siblings (both sides!!), coworkers, yoga teachers (I <3 BYB!!), and above all Mike.

Mike has been his usual amazingly supportive self throughout this whole process, which is saying A LOT--this TT prep process is not an easy one (did I mention I've been training/prepping for 9 months??!). Even someone as amazingly cool as Mike should be expected to get a little heated under the stress of it all, but not Mike. He's got superhuman coolness. And not just for himself--when I start to crack under the pressure, he musters up some extra cool and gives it to me. He's kept me calm and focused from day 1. I can't imagine getting this far in this goal without him. Thank you honey bunches!!!!!!

Looking forward to more sharing,


  1. Way to go, Darci - your motivation is truly an inspiration!

  2. Thanks, Erin! That means a lot, especially coming from you. :) I hope SD is still treating you well!!